Sorry I haven't posted in so long... I think it's been over a month! I've been super busy with school and homework, but this week we have a four-day weekend, so I've finally had some free time.
But of course, before I could do what I wanted, Zoe and I had to help my mom rake the lawn so my dad could mow. Zoe and I carried on our annual tradition of making a leaf maze. You can't see it so well in the picture, but it was really big! It covered almost the entire lawn!
After we had run it a few times, Dad came out and told us that we had to rake it up so he could mow. Zoe groaned, but I didn't care. After all, the whole fun of the leaf maze was making it. Besides, there were plenty more leaves on the trees around the lawn, and they'd be falling pretty soon.
Mom helped me and Zoe rake all the leaves into one huge pile in the middle of the lawn.
Yesterday, it rained, so the leaves were all wet and slimy. Of course, Zoe didn't care about that. She took a running jump and dove into the pile.
I walked up to her with my nose wrinkled.
"Eww... Zoe, there are probably all kinds of mushrooms and slugs in there. You'll get your clothes all slimy!"
"What do I care about clothes?" she laughed, climbing down from the pile. "Come on, you should try it! It's really fun!"
"No way!" I said, shaking my head and backing up. She rolled her eyes and walked back a few steps to take another jump.
At least, that's where I thought she was going.
Really, she was creeping up behind me, and just as I sensed that there was someone behind me -
- she gave me a big push, right into the pile of wet leaves!
She was laughing hysterically at the look on my face, and didn't notice when I stood up and grabbed her arm, then threw her right back into the pile.
My clothes were already wet after that, so I figured I might as well jump in again. We spent the rest of the afternoon diving into the pile until it wasn't even a pile anymore - just a bunch of wet leaves and bits of grass spread across the lawn. My dad came outside and yelled at us to clean it up . . . or else.
Mom came out with some donuts and hot chocolate for the two of us after the whole pile had been raked into the woods. We sat on the porch while we ate them.
I can't believe it's already October! October means Halloween, and Halloween means trick-or-treating! I'm having trouble deciding what I want to be this year, though. I was thinking maybe a black cat or a ballerina - possibly Tinkerbell. Zoe says she's too old for trick-or-treating, but I told her that no one can be too old for Halloween. You get to dress up and you get free candy! What's not to love?
Are you going trick-or-treating this year? What will you dress up as? What's your favorite part about Halloween?
I'll try to post more often if I can - 6th grade is a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of work!
That's all for now! Thanks for reading!